Maha Shivaratri Festival 2023 Date and Time

Know the information about the Maha Shivaratri Festival 2023 Date and Time and also all the details about Pooja vidhanam of Maha Shiva Ratri.

Maha Shivaratri Festival:

Maha Shivaratri festival is one of the most important festivals celebrated in India. Maha Shivaratri festival is celebrated by almost everyone in the country and is also considered one of the famous festivals of Hindus. Lord Shiva is the main Deity in Maha Shivaratri Festival. On the day of Maha Shivaratri in some regions, people perform Fasting and also Jagaram ( Staying without sleep throughout the night). On the day of Maha, Shivaratri People visit the temples of Lord Shiva and seek the blessings of the deity. Special Abishekams are performed to Lord Shiva throughout the day during the Maha Shivaratri Festival.

In some temples, during the nighttime of the Maha Shivaratri Festival, Kalyanam is performed to Lord Shiva’s and Goddess Parvathi’s idols. After that people perform Bhajana Programs and prasadam will be distributed among the devotees. People will perform special poojas to Lord Shiva in their houses and also special abhisheka in the temples of Lord Shiva on the day of the Maha Shivaratri Festival.

Maha Shivaratri Festival 2023 Date and Time

When is Maha Shivaratri Celebrated in 2023?

Every Year Maha Shiva Ratri is Celebrated on Magha Masam as per Telugu Calendar. In 2023 Maha Shivaratri falls on 18 February 2023.

Story Behind Maha Shivaratri:

According to Shiva Purana, there are various stories about celebrating Maha Shivaratri. According to Mythology, it is said that Maha Shivaratri is celebrated as Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi married on that day. So to resemble this on the day of Maha Shivaratri in every temple Shiva-Parvathi Kalyanam is performed. According to Shiva Purana, it is said that on the night of Maha Shivaratri Lord Shiva changed himself into the form of Linga. Otherwise called Lingodbhava Kaalam. This is the reason to perform fasting and Jagaram during the night of Maha Shivaratri.

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